Marine Science

Marine Science

Areas of Interest

One of the many advantages that Eckerd students have is the chance to explore a wide range of subjects of personal and professional interest. Opportunities include study in the following:

Animal Behavior
Climate Change
Coastal Geology
Coral Reefs
Crustacean Physiology
Hydrothermal Vents
Invasive Species
Marine Botany
Marine Chemistry
Marine Invertebrates
Marine Mammals
Marine Population
Restoration Ecology
Sea Turtles
Sharks & Rays
Tropical Marine Ecology

Student Research

Given the close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and subtropical climate, the Tampa Bay region has a high concentration of marine research and academic institutions. Because of many local connections in the Tampa Bay area, a large number of opportunities are available to our students through government and private marine agencies and laboratories, public aquaria, marine conservation institutions, environmental consulting firms, and commercial aquaculture firms.

$1Mil Renovation Project

GMSL patio

The National Science Foundation awarded Eckerd College $870,720 to renovate research spaces within the Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory during the summer of 2011. Eckerd contributions to the project bring the total renovation budget to over $1 million. Learn more.